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BPE - Save the Date - Call for Session Proposals


Save the Date !!! 


Best Practices Exchange (BPE) 2012


I am very pleased to announce that the 7th annual Best Practices Exchange (BPE) will be held in Annapolis, Maryland at the Lowes, December 4-6, 2012. The BPE is a conference 

that focuses on the management of digital information in state government, and it brings together practitioners to discuss their real-world experiences, including best practices and lessons learned. 


We have secured some excellent accommodations at the Lowes in Annapolis.  While Annapolis is a relatively small city, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Plus, everything you will want to see or visit in Annapolis is within walking distance from the Lowes.   


Call for Session Proposals

At this time I would also like to put out the call for proposals for sessions.  Following the format of past Best Practices Exchanges we encourage you, the attendees, to present your projects and experiences, successes, failures and lessons learned.  


Each session will be 90 minutes long with two or more speakers per session.  We ask that you keep presentations to 10-15 minutes to allow for discussion and engagement with the audience.  Proposals should include an abstract of 100 words or less and the name, title, email, phone number and organization of each presenter.  You may submit a proposal for one speaker, which will then be paired with others by the program committee; or a proposal for a full session with multiple speakers (please contact and confirm the other speakers prior to submission.)   


Please send all session proposals to Tim Baker at the Maryland State Archives.



I will be sending out a note soon with a link to the registration information and hotel reservations.  For planning purposes the hotel costs will be $101/night plus tax and conference registration will be in the neighborhood of $165. 


In the meantime, check out some local web sites:


There really is something for everyone in Annapolis!  


Program Committee Volunteers

I am looking for volunteers for the program committee.  If you are interested, please send me a note or give me a call.







Timothy D. Baker

Deputy State Archivist

350 Rowe Boulevard

Annapolis MD 21401

            410 260 6402      

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